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Window 98 taking to long to boot up

By thaitrinh ·
Hi,

I have a computer using Windows 98 OS, and it was working fine until yesterday when I put in Windows 98 boot floppy by mistake before restart the computer. Now this machine is taking longer than normal to boot into the Window. Can someone help me how to go about
to solve this problem?

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by PhiltheGreat In reply to Window 98 taking to long ...

1) It is strange. Does any software or files put in it? You know what I mean: check for virus.
2) If you install new software, then do a "Regclean" (freeware from Microsoft).
3) Check your BIOS; to see if it check the A disk first or C disk first (choose C disk first);
4) It may not have enough RAM or harddisk memory

God bless you!

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by dmiles In reply to Window 98 taking to long ...

If you made any updates after creating the boot disk then all was lost when you inserted the disk.
Run scan disk to check for any disk errors
run your anti virus to check for any viruses
Check to see what programs you have loading by typing MSCONFIG in the Run command
Do a general maintenance on the machine to see if this will improve performance

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by Goliath In reply to Window 98 taking to long ...

Use the System File Checker to see/replace any corrupted files. Sometimes older versions of a file can slow things down.

I have used this tool myself on several occasions to recover from slow booting to closedown problems.

You can find it in START/PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYSTEM INFORMATION
then select System Tools
once the screen opens, select TOOLS from the top tab, then select SYSTEM FILE CHECKER

Hope you find this useful.

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by Poettone In reply to Window 98 taking to long ...

Not being critical or nothing but it sounds, virus like to me. As far as the answer of all your changes will be lost after inserting older boot floppy, this isnt so. I have created boot floppies and used them over time and time again on many systems. In other words the Boot floppy disk is specific to the windows version, not the structure of your current windows file system. I think just by having it in by accident is making you belive thats it but that isnt so. As soon as you reboot after any use of a boot floppy the information is wiped clean because that info is only in Dynamic memory, which is erased with a loss of power. I would suggest a thorough scan with a good VS. aned also check your start up files for extraneous loading apps. You can do this by running msinfo32 fron the run line, then going to the tools menu and system configuration, There you will see the last tab as the startup. Open this and see what is in fact opening on startup, you will find many you can simply uncheck. After rebooting they wont load and your system will be faster. Good Luck

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by dosman4 In reply to Window 98 taking to long ...

ON YOUR COMPUTER UNDER RUN TYPE MSCONFIG.EXE AND ON THE START UP FOLD START AT THE TOP AND UN-CHECK ONE BOX AT A TIME AND RE-START COMPUTER AND IF THE COMPUTER STARTS UP RIGHT THEN YOU WILL KNOW WHICH PROGRAM IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM.

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